does anyone elses baby have cradle cap?

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does anyone elses baby have cradle cap?
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 5:36pm

brecken has a slight case on his head anf do we get rid of it?

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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 9:57pm
Connor has a little bit too. It started out on his forehead, and I got rid of that by just lightly rubbing his forehead with a soft wash cloth during his baths. Now it is in his hair, so it is much harder to get off. My DS2 also had it when he was a baby, and my mom actually got it off. She put a little bit of baby oil in his hair to get it softened up, and then used one of the baby combs (like they give at the hospital) to very gently work it up off his scalp. I've been using my fingernails to very gently work some of Connor's up off his scalp, but with it being in his hair it makes it harder.

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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 11:02pm
In the bwginning Noelle had a very dry scalp. My pedi told me a little baby oil on her head while it was dry and brush it through woth a baby. So far no cradle cap or even dandruff.


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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:49am
Isaac had it. I kept lotion on his head and it went away after about a week.
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:56pm
Dillon had a very dry and peeling scalp when he was first born and now he has a touch of cradle cap on his forehead and a bit on the top of his head. I've been using Burt's Bees baby oil and a soft brush and it's going away.

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 3:16pm
Olive oil also works very well for cradle cap. I've used it in the past with my boys.
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 5:25pm

I got the last of it yesterday after his shampoo.



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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 5:23pm
Good to know! William just started getting flakes and I remember brushing Olivia's hair but can't remember what I put on her head. Her's was much thicker looking.
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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 1:08pm

My son has it, and the dr said to use 1% hydrocortisone cream.

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